Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: The Impact of Internet on Societies and Cultures. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required.
anti-Semitism, Islamist, Islamophobia, ultra-nationalists, and White power ideologies have been widely spread over the Internet (Glaser and Green 180). This implies that racist organizations, as well as other antisocial organizations, exploit the Internet to achieve their objectives. Social media networks are widely being used to propagate vilification and hostility against other groups. In most cases, cyber-racism and hate speech in social media networks are characterized by cultural and ethnic divides. Although the Internet has revolutionized many areas of human society, it also has far-reaching negative consequences when abused, misused, or used without proper guidance.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixit and Green (188) assert that the Internet is one of the platforms through which people propagate racial violence. It is observable that people can freely interact and express their views on the Internet without jurisdiction or geographical restriction. However, this freedom has not been accompanied by the responsibilities that it deserves. For this reason, cyber racists have seriously abused that freedom. Such groups often use the Internet as the avenue in which to unleash hostile sentiments against whom they consider detestable or unwelcome. In many cases, the groups or individuals that have been attacked do not take such prejudice kindly. They are likely to respond to such negativity in a similar negative manner or with a higher degree of counter-retaliatory abuse. Ultimately, it is easy to observe that the Internet is a potential battlefield for racist groups. It is also an avenue for extending extreme ideologies that result in a social divide.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sexism is another largely contested consequence of Internet usage. Sexism refers to the discrimination against women. It could be true that men and women have equal access to the Internet globally (Szoka and Marcus 69). However, the same cannot be said about online experiences of both sexes. .